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Gesture in Multiparty Interaction confronts the competing views that exist regarding gesture’s relationship to language. In this work, Emily Shaw examines embodied discourses in American Sign Language and spoken English and seeks to establish connections between sign language and co-speech gesture. By bringing the two modalities together, Shaw illuminates the similarities between certain phenomena and presents a unified analysis of embodied discourse that more clearly captures gesture’s connection to language as a whole. Shaw filmed Deaf and hearing participants playing a gesture-based game as part of a social game night. Their interactions were then studied using discourse analysis to see whether and how Deaf and hearing people craft discourses through the use of their bodies. This volume examines gesture, not just for its iconic, imagistic qualities, but also as an interactive resource in signed and spoken discourse. In addition, Shaw addresses the key theoretical barriers that prevent a full accounting of gesture’s interface with signed and spoken language. Her study pushes further the notion that language is fundamentally embodied.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editorial Advisory Board
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. A Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Gesture, Sign, and Interaction
  2. pp. 12-42
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  1. 3. Collecting and Analyzing Embodied Discourses
  2. pp. 43-54
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  1. 4. When Gesture Shifts: Gesture During Turns-At-Play
  2. pp. 55-127
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  1. 5. Gesture as Action: Contextualizing Gesture in Task-Based Interactions
  2. pp. 128-179
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  1. 6. Mirroring and the Open Hand Palm Up Form
  2. pp. 180-232
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  1. 7. Conclusion
  2. pp. 233-247
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  1. Appendix 1: Transcription Conventions
  2. p. 248
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  1. Appendix 2: Handshape Typology
  2. p. 249
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  1. References
  2. pp. 250-257
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781944838447
Related ISBN(s)
9781944838430
MARC Record
OCLC
1081364471
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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